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Anonymous
August 8, 2005 12:17:58 PM

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Hi all ~ after creating several users on my WinXP Pro machine, the
'Administrator' user disappears from the login screen. How can I login as
Administrator?

Thanks
Tim

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Anonymous
August 8, 2005 3:18:03 PM

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Thanks, Doug & Bert!

"Tim Schwab" wrote:

> Hi all ~ after creating several users on my WinXP Pro machine, the
> 'Administrator' user disappears from the login screen. How can I login as
> Administrator?
>
> Thanks
> Tim
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 3:26:40 PM

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Hi Tim,

This would indicate that a user account was never created, and the normally hidden account
named Administrator was being used as a day to day account. In this case when a new
account is created the account named Administrator is hidden, as it should be, except for
in Safe Mode. What you should do now is create a new Admin account and name it what you
like. Then start the new Admin account and move the data stored in the hidden account to
the newly created account.
You may need to use Safe Mode, log on as Administrator account and 'Take Ownership' of the
files.
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421
To boot into Safe Mode, Restart the system, hitting F8 as BIOS info goes to black to get
the Menu and select Save Mode.
How to copy data from one user profile to a new profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151

--
Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://bertk.mvps.org


Tim Schwab wrote:
> Hi all ~ after creating several users on my WinXP Pro
> machine, the 'Administrator' user disappears from the
> login screen. How can I login as Administrator?
>
> Thanks
> Tim
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Anonymous
August 8, 2005 4:13:28 PM

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For XP Pro, press CTRL-ALT-DEL twice at the Welcome Screen, with no users logged on. You'll get the old Windows 2000 style logon dialog. Enter Administrator and the password for that account, if any.

To enable the Administrator account on the new Windows XP logon screen, visit my web site, www.dougknox.com and go to the Windows XP section. Follow the link for Enable Administrator Account ......

This small VB Script will make the registry change necessary for the Administrator account to be available on the Welcome Screen.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
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"Tim Schwab" <TimSchwab@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:88B90997-E859-4791-B991-A056E5932487@microsoft.com...
> Hi all ~ after creating several users on my WinXP Pro machine, the
> 'Administrator' user disappears from the login screen. How can I login as
> Administrator?
>
> Thanks
> Tim
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 7:27:36 PM

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You're welcome :) 

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"Tim Schwab" <TimSchwab@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:874591D4-BD8B-427B-B003-86B854EAF17F@microsoft.com...
> Thanks, Doug & Bert!
>
> "Tim Schwab" wrote:
>
>> Hi all ~ after creating several users on my WinXP Pro machine, the
>> 'Administrator' user disappears from the login screen. How can I login as
>> Administrator?
>>
>> Thanks
>> Tim
!